Saturday, February 2

Man No Longer Needed for Reproduction?

The University of Newcastle team that has achieved the feat (creating sperm from the bone marrow of a woman) is now applying for permission to turn the bone marrow of a woman into sperm which, if successful, would make the method more practical than with embryonic cells.

It raises the possibility of lesbian couples one day having children who share both their genes as sperm created from the bone marrow of one woman could be used to fertilise an egg from her partner.

Link - via Environmental Graffiti

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